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07-28-2014, 07:03 AM
I have two 500g Frozen Corn and Pepper bags in the freezer from 2 different companies.

Both have only 2 ingredients and both consider the serving size to be 100g.

The calories per serving for 1 is 93 and the other is 56.

There are minor differences across the nutrition boxes, biggest being Carbs (19.2 to 11 respectively) and fiber 1.7 to 6 respectively. Judging from the calories those are kind of expected.

How can the 2 be so different?

Using the eye test the pepper to corn ratio seems pretty similar.

07-28-2014, 07:26 AM
Water content can vary greatly in frozen foods. Also, caloric content and the macronutrient composition of foods, especially whole foods, often vary +/-20% from one instance to another, even when the food appears identical.

My guess: the 56 calorie version has you paying for lots of added water.

07-28-2014, 07:28 AM
The 56c is the store generic version.

It makes my macros easier though :D

Thank you!!!